Liturgy for Titus (confession and creed)


We started a 7-week series on Paul’s letter to Titus on Sunday. As we try to match liturgy to the word, I’ve written a confession based on Titus 2 and picked up a creed from Michael Perry’s book “Bible Prayers for Worship.”

Confession from Titus 2

Lord God, our heavenly Father,
your grace has appeared
bringing salvation to all peoples.
It teaches us to say “no”
to ungodliness and worldly passions,
and to live self-controlled,
upright and godly lives
in this present age.

Yet we have failed to respond
to your grace.
We live too much for ourselves
and too little for your glory.

Forgive us, restore us,
strengthen us,
and cause us to walk in all your ways,
as we wait for the blessed hope,
the glorious appearing of
our Great God and Saviour,
Jesus Christ
Amen.

Creed from Titus 2 & 3

We trust in God the Father,
who has revealed his love
and kindness to us,
and in his mercy saved us,
not for any good deeds of our own,
but because of his mercy.

We trust in Jesus Christ,
who gave himself up for us
to free us from our sin,
and set us apart for himself –
a people eager to do good.

We trust in the Holy Spirit,
whom good poured out on us generously
through Christ our Saviour,
so that justified by grace
we might become heirs
with the hope of eternal life.
Amen.

See also
Creed and Confession for Colossians
Liturgy for Judges (confession and others)

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